Campaigning for the Republican nomination at November's USA presidential election took a nasty turn on Wednesday with billionaire businessman Donald Trump accusing rival Ted Cruz of fraud as the field of candidates narrowed ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary.
"A lot of people told me not to even go to Iowa and actually, I probably came in first if you think about it", Trump said on Boston Herald Radio.
This would be done by campaigning in the state, running informational articles and promotional advertisements in media outlets that reach the Indian-Americans in New Hampshire area.
Asked whether the campaign planned to file a formal complaint, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said: "Wait and see".
Is there any way Clinton can use her squeaker win in the Iowa caucuses to pull an upset win over Sanders in New Hampshire, which would be a severe karate chop to the Vermont senator's campaign?
Emboldened by his hard-fought Hawkeye State victory, Cruz described his chief opponent as a sore loser who was having "a Trumpertantrum". "I don't know of anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the button", Cruz said, referring to the nuclear launch codes. "They said, 'No, no, his is, but yours isn't.' And I said, 'Oh, that's wonderful.' I didn't understand that".
Cruz noted that many candidates "have tossed more than a few nasty, personal attacks my way", but said he wouldn't respond in kind. The retired neurosurgeon appeared on Fox and called Cruz's move a "dirty trick". I made changes and I think that's what a good leader does.
His tally - just above 24 percent, for second place after Cruz and just ahead of Sen.
Sanders previously announced he had collected an eye-popping $20 million last month, and Clinton's aides had warned reporters and supporters that Sanders had the fundraising advantage as the two candidates head into New Hampshire's February 9 primary.
Trump also blamed Iowa voters for not appreciating how he's funding his campaign.